Our selection of top shark stories, highlighting the latest news and discoveries from around the world...

What Centuries-Old Shark Teeth Reveal About Brazil’s Ocean

1st March

The university museum’s collection from Rio do Meio includes teeth from at least eight different species—and shark teeth are a treasure chest of information.

Heavy Metals Endanger Sharks In The Mediterranean

4th March

Often considered keystone species, Chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) face an imminent threat of biodiversity loss fueled by a cocktail of factors including overexploitation, habitat loss, pollution, and ever-looming specter climate change. Pollution, in particular, is a silent killer with heavy metals like cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and copper (Cu) infesting our waters, wreaking havoc on ecosystems far and wide.

Rare access to hammerhead shark embryos reveals secrets of its unique head development

8th March

Scientists very rarely get access to most sharks, the development of their young or the nursery grounds where they grow. So seeing a hammerhead shark (Sphyrna tiburo) embryo, halfway through its five-month development, is very unusual.